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Kilauea (Hawaii): lava flowing into the sea 12 Nov 2016

A selection of pictures taken during a morning boat tour (Kilauea Volcano Special) in November.
Steam plume from the east Kamokuna ocean entry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam plume from the east Kamokuna ocean entry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Another boat is visiting the lava entry as well. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Another boat is visiting the lava entry as well. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the young bench with an active entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the young bench with an active entry. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Side view of the young front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Side view of the young front of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the "elephant trunks" created by the lava streams pouring down. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the "elephant trunks" created by the lava streams pouring down. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A small exposed active lava tube (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small exposed active lava tube (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The hot seawater and floating lava pieces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The hot seawater and floating lava pieces (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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An advancing tongue of land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An advancing tongue of land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steaming floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steaming floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Spray of a wave crushing into the new land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spray of a wave crushing into the new land (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Floating lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Close-up of a floating piece of lava: as its interior is still hot, it boils water and creates bubbles that keep it afloat for up to several minutes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Close-up of a floating piece of lava: as its interior is still hot, it boils water and creates bubbl... [info]
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Active part of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active part of the bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steam plume (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Up-welling warm water currents created by the interaction of lava and the sea smooth the surface. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Up-welling warm water currents created by the interaction of lava and the sea smooth the surface. (P... [info]
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When the waves recede, a small black sand beach becomes visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
When the waves recede, a small black sand beach becomes visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the lava streaming onto the sand, creating funny structures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the lava streaming onto the sand, creating funny structures. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the same part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the same part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A currently inactive part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A currently inactive part of the bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Part of the now inactive western Kamokuna bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of the now inactive western Kamokuna bench (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Frozen lava falls on the western Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Frozen lava falls on the western Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Active area of the eastern Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Active area of the eastern Kamokuna bench. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lava and sea fighting each other. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava and sea fighting each other. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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